Collin McHugh won't be playing for Red Sox this season

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One of the more intriguing pitching options for the Red Sox this season will no longer be in the mix.

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke announced Sunday that Collin McHugh -- who was coming back from a right elbow injury -- would not be pitching in 2020. McHugh texted Roenicke Saturday night to inform him that the pitcher's elbow was not responding as he had hoped and that he would be opting-out of the season.

Ron Roenicke details Collin McHugh's decision to opt-out pic.twitter.com/3KbHajchtp

— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 19, 2020

McHugh had signed with the Red Sox on a one-year deal that had guaranteed him $650,000 before the season was shortened. With is spot on the 40-man roster opening up the Red Sox now stands at 38 players on their list.

The 33-year-old seemed primed for a return upon joining the Red Sox player pool earlier this month but never did get to the point of appearing in any of the team's intrasquad games.

We're all curious to see what baseball looks like during #COVID.Take a tour with @RedSox pitcher @Collin_McHugh. ---- pic.twitter.com/FpKW5PLjAv

— Infield Chatter (@InfieldChatter) July 10, 2020